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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

number17 Re:I agree, except: (210 comments)

Good points. Only counter is that it might give away your position more easily.

9 minutes ago
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Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

number17 Is this 2001? (113 comments)

Didn't they say they solved this in 2001? /s

The best defense against car thieves is a beater.

2 days ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

number17 Re:And it won't be (144 comments)

In Canada the mega-congolmerates control the news and the cables it runs on. Just look at the big 2

Rogers:
Media: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...
Cable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Bell:
Media: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
DSL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

And then in 2012 these guys bought 75% in MLSE who own the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC.... and around 6 stadiums that they either own, invest and operate, or are invested in. They've gone complete vertical in the Toronto market.

about two weeks ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

number17 Re:Was impressed until.. (144 comments)

Yes, its the same idea as cell phone usage. You get a certain up/down speed and a bandwidth cap. Based on the pricing, the GP is likely talking about Teksavvy who leases their cable and DSL lines from either Rogers and Bell.

Here is an example of Rogers pricing: http://www.rogers.com/web/link...

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

number17 Re:Battery Life Is Worse (504 comments)

Still not hipster enough. I don't need 90% of what your fancy Nokia 2610 can do. I have a watch that doesn't need to be charged and can be used as an alarm clock! If I need to make fancy phone calls I can use my landline.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

number17 Re:It doesn't seem to make sense (494 comments)

The political side would make more sense if Scotland was greatly different than UK culturally

Oh no you didn't!

about 2 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

number17 Re:https://www.mylunchmoney.com (231 comments)

Well, its a server, and its up, but:

www.mylunchmoney.com. uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is only valid for the following names:
*.mylunchmoney.com, mylunchmoney.com

about 2 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

number17 Re: just prepay for food (231 comments)

Kids also need clothes to wear, regular bathing, a bed to sleep, and other meals of the day. If you are unable to provide those things the government can and will. You just have to sign over your rights as the parent.

about 2 months ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

number17 Re:No deaths? (174 comments)

To be clear, you don't want the IRS to have the power to prosecute those who don't pay their taxes or are fraudulent in reporting them? If that's what you meant I would ask that you rethink the consequences of having no repercussions for not paying your taxes.

You don't happen to work for one of those big US telecom companies like AT&T or Comcast do you? Is that why you want to get rid of the FCC regulations and those pesky Net Neutrality folks?

about 3 months ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

number17 Re:I can't wait (137 comments)

They can track it day and night, the phone will never get used whether I'm behind the wheel or in my house :-) I can't wait.

Good luck with that. Where I live an odometer reading is required as well as the occasional drive clean test for plate renewal. Let us know what they say when you report the same reading each year.

about 3 months ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

number17 Re:stopping who? (322 comments)

Explain yourself if you are going to cite the search term "Australia Gun Ban".

Australian Firearm Laws

State laws govern the possession and use of firearms in Australia. These laws were largely aligned under the 1996 National Firearms Agreement (NFA). Anyone wishing to possess or use a firearm must have a Firearms Licence and, with some exceptions, be over the age of 18. Owners must have secure storage for their firearms. Each firearm in Australia must be registered to the owner by serial number. Some states allow an owner to store or borrow another person's registered firearm of the same category.

about 3 months ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

number17 Re:ITT... (312 comments)

And Virginia, California, and Colorado are at the top of the "FU America Law".

I heard that Virginia once tried to break up the US and even went to war with them! How un-American they are.

about 3 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

number17 Re:Baby steps (289 comments)

With a car 'improvise' is generally stop or swerve or avoid, it's not like these cars have to win at chess.

Stop or swerve to avoid doesn't resolve driving on snow covered roads. All they've dealt with so far is directional driving. Nobody has mentioned anything to do with traction. So far other companies technology involves winter tires and transmission modes to prevent slipping when accelerating. This this car requires an AI than can improvise. It has to know that the hill you are about to go up is snow covered which means you have to gun it and not stop, otherwise you will get stuck. Its the type of things they don't teach you on the driving test.

about 3 months ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

number17 Re:Steering wheels are nice, but... (506 comments)

The computer can't just hand over control to the human without adequate warning. If you are barreling down the highway at 55mph and the computer decides its in a situation it cant control I dont think it can just say "here ya go bud, good luck". Bringing the car to a stop in a live lane is not a good idea either.

about 3 months ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

number17 Re:Backward-thinking by the DMV (506 comments)

Im guessing more than 90% were in sunny highway conditions. Call me when its driven more than 100 miles on a snow covered highway through a blizzard at night and the sensors haven't frozen over. Snow season is on its way.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

number17 Re:Is this at least user-selectable? (475 comments)

Yes, but in all fairness those places dont have cars, they have unicorns. I seem to have lost my citation on that, do you happen to have it?

about 3 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

number17 Re:Is this at least user-selectable? (475 comments)

So you would rather your car is unsafe to everyone else?

Next you are going to tell us that its not safe to stop at red lights. Im surprised that there aren't millions killed each year attempting their driving test. What are these scenarios that its not safe to drive the speed limit? Are there flying monkeys involved?

about 3 months ago

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